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I try and snack healthily but I have a huge weakness for certain snacks and diet enemy number one is Pringles crisps.
I like these thick and crunchy crisps more than just about any other. Ok, they are not the cheapest but if you look around they are always reduced somewhere so I definitely make the time to stock up before Christmas. They are a great party snack because just everybody loves them and you get so many in a tube that a pack goes a long way.
I am reviewing my fave flavour, sour cream and onion. I love this because they are delicious on their own because there is lots of flavour, but they are also fab to dip. They go with lots of tangy tomato and spicy dips, and they don't crumble so much as thinner crisps. I like the onion because it is tangy but it isn't so strong that it is seriously anti social and the sour cream mellows things out a bit. They are very moreish and nicer than a lot of onion crisps that I get fed up with if I have a few.
I try and buy the 40g tubs that cost 59p at my local newsagent because I can't eat too many that way. Will power? Not with Pringles. You can seal the tubes again but somehow I just don't need to do that.The crisps are in a stack inside so if you tip them put some get broken but mostly the tube is really good at keeping the crisps whole and fresh.
I have seen lots of copy cat sort of tubes of crisps that look like Pringles but are not. I love the real thing but I have to say the Tesco version of these are nice too, but a but greasy on the fingers sometimes. If you have a tight budget I would buy those instead but the original Pringles are yummy and fun for sharing. I would recommend the sour cream and onion flavour as it is very tasty and not too strong.
Sometimes people complain that all they get in a bag of crisps is a bag of air, but that certainly isnt a problem with a tube of pringles all you will be getting is a tube of delicious crisps. These crisps are perfect for a night in watching a movie, a party or just as a treat for yourself one night. The flavour of all pringles are strong and great and the Sour Cream & Onion is no exception, it's one of the "classic" flavours and tastes very nice but if you dont want to get onion breath then try original. Be warned though pringles are higly addictive and dont be surprised if you suddenly realise that you have just guzzled a whole tube of them! If you to avoid the guilt of eating a whole tube then they also sell smaller tubes of pringles which are just as delicious as the big ones.
More expensive than your average crisp product, Pringles are an occasional treat in our house. I tend to stock up with a few packs (and hide them away) when they are on offer. Currently you can buy 2 packs for £3.50 at Sainsburys or even better they are £2.48 at Tesco and they are offering buy one get one free at the moment. Hence, a couple of packs found their way into my cupboard.
The product almost needs no description - a thin, crisp potato product, smothered in cheese and chive flavour which is crunchy - but also kind of melts in your mouth. It's almost impossible to eat just one out of the tempting re-sealable tube and walk away.
Dehydrated Potatoes, Vegetable Oil, Rice Flour, Wheat Starch, Sour Cream & Onion Flavour (Onion Powder, Sour Cream Powder, Dextrose, Flavourings, Sugar, Sweet Whey Powder, Lactose from Milk, Milk Protein, Potato Starch, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid), Emulsifier: E471, Maltodextrin, Salt, Modified Rice Starch.
Per 30g there are 154 kcal and 0.19g of salt. A treat food, then.
Experience of the product:
The sour cream and onion version has always been my particular favourite. I was usually quite capable if not adequately restrained, of eating an entire pack to myself. In recent times, however, the Pringles people have seen fit to add more 'flavour' to their product. The pack proclaims that they are now 'bursting with flavour.' I agree; they are - but I preferred them how they were in the first place. My kids disagree. They love the extra cheese and chiveiness. So it's a matter of taste.
Don't get me wrong - I think this product is still delicious, and moreish - but I no longer crave the entire pack. Perhaps that's a good thing some would say - since a pack is meant to be six portions. And making them 'bursting with flavour' has made them good for dipping. I like them with a nice chive or cucumber dip - or just a bit of mayo.
Would recommend this product. They are still a preferred snack in our house.
There can be few advertising slogans around in history that ring as true as the "Once you pop you can't stop" Pringles strapline. Among the various flavours, (i.e not counting original!) I would rate sour cream & onion my favourite.
The quality of the texture of Pringles hasn't waivered since they were launched, they are like no other crisp texture available, even though there's been many own-brand or copy-cat launches over that time. They are crunchy without being harsh on the gums or tongue and somehow they just melt in the mouth. Regardless of flavour, they are incredibly moreish, so that makes me conclude that it must be something in the texture rather than the flavours that's doing it to us.
The flavour of these sour cheese and onion flavour is usually perfect - not too sour cream-y, not too oniony, yet you get both flavours in every bite. The only tiny problem I have ever been able to find with Pringles is that sometimes the flavouring does get overdone or the flavouring isn't always universally distributed throughout the tub. A couple of Pringles will occasionally have a blast of the flavouring which can be overpowering.
I'd like to share my two favourite incredibly unhealthy serving suggestions.
Pringle sandwiches - I love these crushed between buttered white bread. The optimum quantity for this is 6 per round of sandwiches. Three along the top and three along the bottom, any more than that and you are in danger of leaking and potentially (disastrously) losing some Pringles, any less than that you don't get the full effect.
Number 2, the naughtiest and best.
Use a Pringle to scoop Philadelphia directly out of the tub. Wow. Even better, when you have scooped the Philadelphia, preferably on both edges of the Pringle, place another one on top. A Pringle-Philadelphia sandwich!
Note: Use Philadelphia Light for suggestion 2. This doesn't' really make it any less appallingly bad for you, but equally it doesn't detract from the experience either and makes you feel a bit better about it!
The nutritional values of these Pringles is a bit of a horror show, with 154 calories, 15g carbohydrate and 9.8g fat per serving - a serving being optimistically measured at 30g. And that's without the Philadelphia, Light or otherwise! Sorry folks!
I don't snack a lot, and when I do it's normally on crisps rather than chocolate - I love chocolate but once I start on a bar I have to finish it, whereas a handful of crisps satisfies me. I also have crisps with a sandwich at lunch. I've recently started to make my own crisps from potatoes but they do take a little time to prepare and although I think they are healthier, I still fall back on shop-bought ones for convenience.
I used to buy multi-packs of crisps, but I think these are ridiculously expensive for the amount you get in one small pack, and I would eat a whole bag with a sandwich, so a multi-pack would only last a week. Pringles, on the other hand, usually last around a fortnight because I just take out half a dozen at a time. They are not 'crisps', though. They act like crisps, look a bit like crisps and taste like them but in 2008 a High Court judge ruled that Pringles could not be called 'potato crisps' because the potato content was less than 50% - they are now just called 'savoury snacks'.
I always buy the large 190g tubes which come in a variety of flavours, but my favourite is sour cream and onion. The containers are quite large - about 26cm tall and 8cm in diameter - and contain a large amount of 'crisps' (I haven't counted them, but I believe that there are 90 in a tube). One of the annoying things, and one which I have found is subject to a lot of comment and debate on the internet, is that you can't get your hand inside the tube and you either have to tip the 'crisps' out or try to pull some out between first and middle fingers (not particular good for sharing).
The sour cream and onion flavour comes in a green and yellow cardboard tube with a picture of three or four 'crisps' jumping off a diving board into a hollowed out onion filled with sour cream. Above this is the Pringles logo with the moustached oval-faced man who tells you that they are 'bursting with flavour'. The remaining two-thirds of the pack is comprised of a list of the ingredients in 10 different languages for 16 countries, a list of international phone numbers for those nations and the nutritional values, again in a variety of languages. The base of the tube is metal, and the crisps are sealed with a metal cover. Once the container is opened, the contents are kept fresh with a plastic top that fits quite snugly onto the top of the tube.
The list of ingredients shows that they are made from dehydrated potatoes, together with rice flour, wheat starch, sour cream and onion flavouring, emulsifier, E.471 (whatever that may be), maltrodextrin, salt and modified rice starch.
Nutritional values for a 30g serving are:-
- of which sugars........1.0g
- of which saturates...1.6g
When you bite into one, it is very crispy and crunchy and, I must admit, is full of flavour. The sour cream and onion variety is noticeably 'oniony' with a hint of what seems to be sour cream and the flavour lasts a long time but is so strong that it can overpower the taste of anything else you're eating.
A 190g tube of Pringles can cost anywhere between £1 and £2.49 depending on whether they are on offer or not. Morrisons are currently selling them at £2.49 and they are £2.50 at Sainsburys - I refuse to pay this price for them. Waitrose currently have them on offer at 2 for £4, at Tesco's they're 2 for £2.48 and Asda have them at £1.50 each. Pringles have a long shelf-life so I buy in bulk when they are particularly cheap, although I've found that usually they're on offer with at least one of the major supermarkets at any one time.
I'm going to continue to experiment with making my own crisps because of the health and nutritional benefits, but in the meantime I'll continue to buy Pringles for convenience and flavour.
My husband and I are both big crisp fans but we tend to only purchase Pringles when we have guests visiting for small parties. This is because they come in handy tubes which people can just help themselves to directly from the packaging and they can be resealed. Pringles come in all different flavours but at Christmas there was a special offer on the big party sharing tubes of Pringles in Tesco and one flavour I decided to purchase amongst others was the Sour Cream and Onion.
The large party size Pringle tubes were on offer in Tesco for just £1.00 at Christmas which I think is excellent value as they contain 190g and can be quite expensive when full price. You can also buy these Pringles in slightly smaller tubes and also mini individual sized tubes too.
The Pringles come in a large cardboard tube that has a metal bottom and a plastic removable top which can be replaced, that is if you can resist eating the whole tube in one sitting! When you remove the plastic top you can find a foil seal covering the tube which helps to keep the Pringles fresh and can easily be removed by peeling it off with the protruding tab. Even though the Pringles can move around in the tube I have very rarely ever found any broken ones in the tube as it seems to protect them well.
Once you open the tube you will find the oval, curved Pringles inside stacked on top of one on top of the other. I am not sure quite how many Pringles you get in a tube but there is a fair amount as they are quite thin.
The Pringles are a light golden colour and you could just see the light powdery flavouring coating them if you look closely. The Pringles were very fresh and had a nice crunchy texture. The flavour is fairly strong and you can certainly taste both the onion and the sour cream which combined gives quite a tangy flavour. I did find that this flavour did get a little sickly when I had a few of the Pringles, but in a way that did stop me from eating them for the sake of it and allowed me to just enjoy a few at a time as a treat. I do generally prefer to eat real potato crisps rather than reformed potato snacks like Pringles but I find these to be very tasty and for anyone liking cheese and onion they make a nice alternative.
Pringles are one of my favourite snacks, but lets face it, they are manufactured rubbish! That being said, there is something about sitting in front of the TV with a tube of Pringles and slowly munching your way through the whole tube that is somewhat comforting. I am yet to be able to open a tube and not sit and eat every single crisp in one sitting, leaving not even a solitary crumb. And yet, I don't really understand what it is about these snacks that makes them so genuinely addictive and the slogan "Once you pop, you can't stop" so absolutely spot on!
One of the flavours I enjoy (although not my favourite as that award is reserved for the BBQ flavour) is the Sour Cream and Chives Pringles, which are the ones that come in a lime green tube. Like all Pringles, these crisps (are they crisps??) come in a cardboard tube where the crisps are arranged one on top of the other. The tube is then topped with a plastic lid so that, in principle at least, you can reseal the tube and keep the crisps fresh for a few days. As I said earlier, I have never managed to actually not eat all of the Pringles. but I do appreciate that if you have a little more will power than me, then you can reseal them until the next time. Certainly when you open the pack for the first time, the crisps are beautifully fresh and crunchy, probably helped by the foil top which is only pealed off when they are opened for the first time. I like the storage tube and think its a great way to present this product. They come in two sizes - the standard size shown above, and a smaller size which is about a third of the size of the original tube.
The Sour Cream and Chive Pringles have quite a strong taste to them and, like all Pringles, they are a little powdery and so you end up having to lick your fingers to get all of the powder off. I actually don't mind this so much with the BBQ flavour, but for some reason with this flavour I wish the flavour was infused only into the crisps and that the powdery bit didn't end up on my fingers. I like the shape of the Pringles which are slightly curved and so you can fit one whole crisp perfectly in your mouth at one time.....hence cuting down on the rish of crumbs.
The are obviously not very healthy.....but then no one eats crisps for health reasons do they. They are most certainly yummy - and they make for a nice snack.
Pringles are always a nice snack to enjoy; they may not be the most healthy but they do taste nice.
Pringles are available in a variety of flavours, my favourite being the Sour cream and Onion ones I am writing about now. I think, that because I only eat rather plain foods and I dont eat Sour cream or Onions that liking this product was a big shock for me. I am not really open to trying new things because I am so used to eating the things I like. However, I was persuaded to try one and from that day I never looked back.
When I was in Asda a few days ago I saw that these were on offer £2 buy one get one free, which I think is a very good price for two tubes. The one thing I like about Pringles is that they really do fill you up when you're hungry and this is always a good thing as it prevents you from snacking more. The Pringles I usually enjoy are plain, which are not awful but they have a very bland taste to them, unlike these beauties.
A lot of people buy Pringles which is why they are so popular and I like to buy them frequently.
The taste of theses crisps is, how can I put it? Just scrumptious! I really enjoy ther taste of Pringles as they have a unique and distinguishable taste which is what makes them so widely enjoyed.
The packaging on the Pringles is just green with the logo, not the most appealing and attention grabbing but because they are used so widely we automatically know the taste and our mouths start to water.
Pringles are available in pretty much all supermarkets across the globe and in newsagents and garages. Like I said, mine cost me just £2 for two packets, they cost £1.21 individually unless they are on offer and if they are you will see an advert in the shop promoting them.
Nutritional Values (per 100g)
So who has never had a Pringle? Not you? Congratulations! You have not been indoctrinated or worse still been dragged in by the love of the 'Pringle'
It's well known that something is added to Pringles to make them extremely addictive, but for some reason there's a media blackout refusing to tell us the truth. But those of us who have to partake, who are afflicted by the Pringle Syndrome know the truth!
Most people who have been in a supermarket will have seen Pringles, their tall tubes standing out amongst the usual bags of crisps and snacks. Tubes of lurid colour boasting that they have 96 Pringles inside.
Even this is a bit of a trick, a few years ago the people who make Pringles dropped the weight and thus amount of Pringles in the price and since this they've boasted about the amount of Pringles in the tube.
My particular favourites are these, the Sour Cream and Onion. It's a foil sealed tube so when you remove it you would have expected a waft of lovely onions to come out, but it doesn't, taking a whiff you only encounter a faint saltiness. They are a gimmicky shape, oval and bent in the middle so they stack on top of each other. Of course the design and the fact they are in a tube mean that you can't take one out at a time you have to take several. Not that you can ever stop at one!
To be honest they don't look particularly appetising either, a pale beige in colour, they have none of that robust golden look that many other crisps have. Its too difficult to bite them in half either, they unfortunately break and splinter, and you'll end with more down your top than in your mouth.
The taste though is definitely the thing that makes Pringles special, your mouth is drenched with a lovely warm oniony (that's not even a word I know!) flavour. I find that the taste doesn't get stronger but stays constant and stays constant even after you have consumed it, lovely after taste though, actually it probably stays in your mouth because your busy digging out splinters of Pringles stuck between your teeth. As for the Sour Cream I'm not actually sure what that adds, I find that sour cream doesn't really have a taste, its usually added to a dish to offset the spiciness. Maybe the sour cream stops the onions becoming over strong, as sometimes can be the case when you add them to dishes.
The Pringles also appear to be massively drenched in salt, you can tell it at first, but after a few you can feel and taste the grains on your lips.
But what makes them taste so lovely? I've absolutely no idea, I am a fan of all things onion though so perhaps that's what appeals to me. I can see though that there seems to be an underlying taste common to all Pringles flavours. Perhaps it's the amount of salt and even way they are made.
Either way I really can't stop eating them, and the only way to stop this is by not buying them in the first place.
I've tried every Pringles flavour now and in my humble opinion this is the best one!
Please be aware than 47 Pringles were harmed in the writing of this review!
Energy 129 kcal per 25g portion
Protein 1.0g per 25g portion
Carbohydrates 13g per 25g portion
Fat 8.2g per 25g portion
Fibre 0.64g per 25g portion
Salt 0.16g per 25g portion
Dehydrated potatoes, vegetable oil
Rice flour, wheat starch, sour cream
And onion flavour, malidoxterin
Emulsifier, E471, salt
Available in practically every shop, quite a lot of pubs and always at different prices and offers.
Boy do I love popping open a fresh tube of pringles! The moment you peel off that film from the top of the tube, the sour cream and onion smell hits your nose. The standard pringles tube gives you 99 pringles, and costs between £1 and £2 depending on whether you buy them from the corner shop of the supermarket. The design on the crisps os so clever, as they fit perfectly on your tongue so you can absorb as much of the flavour as possible. The crisps taste absolutely great, and are covered in flavour. The size of the tube is perfect for sharing around the table at lunch, and will easily go between a family of four in one sitting. The price of these crisps is great, and there are often promotions if you buy more than one. They are perfect for keeping in the cupboard and the amount of pringles you get is very generous.
The only disadvantage of pringles is the ingredients. They have a lot of artificial ingredients and aren't the most healthy things in the world.
However it tastes so good, that as long as you dont eat them too often, they are a great snack.
I'n not a huge crisps fan, but I do enjoy the odd pot of Pringles. Today for the first time I purchased and tasted Pringles Extreme Spicy Sour Cream&Onion.
They are delicious! They taste of the original 'Sour cream &Onion' flavour, but with a kick. At first I wasn't too sure as I thought they had quite a 'tang',but I gave the second, third, forth....a try and they have grown on me! Although, I think you have to like a spicy taste to enjoy them. By the time I had eaten half the pot my mouth was burning! (My husband didn't have 'the burn', but he tends to eat spicier food than me). I would still argue that they are tasty and moreish.
I purchased the 150g tube in Tesco for £1.99, but they do have a good offer on at the moment, buy one and get two free. (Pringles are available to purchase from most grocery stores, but they do have a wide range in supermarkets). Well worth stocking up for Christmas with an offer like this.
The Pringles pot is approx 25cm tall cylinder, and is dark green and black in colour. Handy thing is, the pot has a plastic cap to keep the remaining Pringles fresh (that is if you have enough willpower to leave some behind!).
Pringles are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Each 25g contains 130Kcal and 8.0g of fat. not good on the figure, but their great taste makes up for that!!
There are many more flavours in the Pringles range and the majority in my eyes are worth a try. Highly Recommended, great for a snack, to have in a lunch box and also to serve as a part of a buffet.
Once I have popped, I certainly cannot stop, at least that`s the case for this version, the Sour Cream and Onion flavour from Pringles, the best version by far!
Sadly, these have come to cost quite a lot now in the U.K, why, why, why? The Pringles box of chips can be bought for 2.10 pounds or so, or you can be so lucky as to stumble upon them very cheap on offers at stores such as Tesco and Iceland, but for the most times, I find these to be way too expensive... That aside, this sour cream and onion flavour pringles is a dream, a real explosion of flavours, you can really taste the seasoning, and this is by far my favourite Pringles version, head to head with the original... What I enjoy most about Pringles, is their light and thin texture, still tasting a lot and once you have popped, I dare you to be able to stop! Sadly, this is also one of the most unhealthy snacks and crisps on the market, filled with fat, sugars and carbohydrate, so with that, I only eat these on rare occasions, simply because it`s a bit off putting to know that these are insanely unhealthy and that there are other brands of crisps that are better for you and taste just as good! But the Pringles brand will always be a good treat across the world, popular and beloved, and all though costing a lot and not being all that healthy, one has to admit that they`re still a great snack, full of flavour and crunch!
Pringles Sour Cream and Onion best suit my taste among other Pringles flavor. I really like the creamy sour onion flavor. I just couldn't stop munching once I started popping a can of Pringles. I'm not really a junk food addict but not with this snack, I just couldn't resist my craving. I love its flavorful taste so crunchy and crispy at every bite. I usually have a can of Pringles on our side during movie time with my family on a weekend. Great to have it with a pitcher of coke or iced tea...wow, so yummy!
But for those who are health conscious, better to check the label first. According to the listed nutritional facts, each serving (28g, approx. 16 crisps) contains a calorie of 150. Total Fat content on this serving is 9g and 2.5g is saturated fat which means the remaining fat contents are unsaturated. Saturated fat is not a good fat because it came from animal source and it has high in cholesterol content but at least Pringles has less. It also contains dietary fiber, sugars, protein, traces of vitamins like Vitamins C and minerals like Calcium. It has a bit high sodium content (around 7% per serving), well, not a surprise for a junk food. If you know you have high cholesterol or have history of elevated blood pressure, well, easy my friend :) ,have it only in moderation. Just satisfy your craving or better, don't eat alone and share it.
Given the fact that it is a junk food, I only to have it once in a while plus it is a bit expensive for me than other junk foods around.
There is a wide variety of Pringles Flavor to choose from. From original flavor to ranch, bacon ranch, cheddar cheese, pizza, salt and vinegar, spicy guacamole, jalapeno, and barbeque flavor. I haven't tasted all of these flavors. Right now I only tried original flavor, barbeque, cheddar cheese and of course, sour cream and onion. I am satisfied with the savory taste of sour and cream that is why I'm sticking mostly with this flavor. I would still be willing to try all the other flavors but not for now I think.
For more info about the flavors, complete list of nutritional facts, ingredients, etc, check out their web page, www.pringles.com
I love, love, love Pringles. They are just sooo tasty and the flavours are more intense than other brands. I don't buy them on a regular basis though because they are very high in calories in fat, but they are great for a treat.
Pringles have been around for quite a while now and have developed more and more flavours and products. When they were first introduced to the market you got you're basic 3 flavours. Sour cream and chives, salt and vinegar and ready salted.
Pringles are a premium brand of crisps and at full price can cost anything between £1.29 and £1.99 depending on where you shop. Lately they have been on offer a lot for as little as 50p per pack in some cases. The crisps themselves are oval shaped and flat. They are not ridged, but they are slightly curved, so they fit on your tongue. They are very crunchy and you can actually see the flavour granules on them with some flavours.
Over the years they have introduced more and more different flavours, such as paprika, prawn cocktail and many more. My favourite flavour has just got to be the sour cream and chives. It is just so tasty and has a really strong onion flavour, great for the taste buds but not so good for the breath.
I also like the salt and vinegar and ready salted flavours, but I'm not keen on anything too spicy. I used to like the light version they brought out and felt a bit better about having them as a treat, but I haven't seen them for quite a while now. Have they gone off the market, or am I just looking in the wrong places?
The only problems I have Pringles is that they seem to make me very thirsty after I have had some, which is probably an indication to the salt content is them. Not that it's a major problem, just something that I notice when I do have them here and there.
I could easily eat a whole tin of these and have to get someone to h8ide them from me if there are any left or I would finish the pack. The trouble is they are very Moorish and tasty, so if like me, you eat them whilst watching a film, you don't realise you have eaten half a tube. They are so light and don't fill your stomach at all. I now only really buy at Christmas and when I want a treat because I can't resist them. Terrible, I know, but at least I'm honest!
I'm not much of a crisp fan, but recently I came across these on special offer at two for a pound. At that price decided I would give them a go as I was quite peckish. Would they satisfy my notoriously picky taste-buds? Read on and find out......
First impressions are there are quite a lot in the cylindrical container, making this slightly better value then your run of the mill bag of crisps. The ingredients are packed with various things that we all know aren't very healthy and I'm sure you know what the packet looks like(theres a nice picture just above this review) despite nearly every food review I read giving a paragraph long description of what the food came in ( Yes its from Tesco, we know its white, red and blue!) so I don't think you need a description form me. The lid is quite handy, it pops on and off quite easily meaning you don't have to eat the pringles all in one go.
Now on to the taste! You can get the taste of sour cream of them and it is absolutely gorgeous! The only negative side to the taste of these pringles is the taste of salt is a bit overwhelming, no surprise as each pringle is absolutely laced with way too much salt then needed. This of course makes you addicted - one minute you decide just to have a couple, the next you are desperately scraping the end of the container with your tongue looking for crumbs. Also because of the salt eating these makes me incredibly thirsty, even after just eating one. Unfortunately they don't really fill you up either.
Health wise you don't need me to give you a list of ingredients to know that these are ridiculously unhealthy and fattening, so remember eat in moderation (which is very hard to do).
Overall Sour Cream and Onion are in my opinion the nicest of the pringles brand, however be warned they are dangerously addictive and unhealthy!